Networking with Platform colleagues around CAADP agendas has guided AusAID programming in Africa.


The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) is an Africa-owned and Africa-led initiative meant to improve food security and nutrition and boost agricultural productivity the mainly farming-based economies.

CAADP is the agricultural programme of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) — created by the African Union (AU) to drive economic integration in Africa and implemented by the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA).

Find more information on CAADP on their website.

//  Aims

  • Raise agricultural productivity by at least 6% per year
  • Increase public investment in agriculture to 10% of national budgets

//  Pillars for agricultural improvement and investment

  • Pillar 1: Extending the area under sustainable land management and reliable water control systems
  • Pillar 2: Improving rural infrastructure and trade-related capacities for market access
  • Pillar 3: Increasing food supply and reducing hunger
  • Pillar 4: Agricultural research, technology dissemination and adoption


Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS)

Africa-wide network to inform CAADP implementors with readily available analysis, data and tools on:

  • Role of agriculture for development in Africa
  • Investment options and priorities
  • Benchmarks and best practices
  • Statistical information to monitor progress
  • Knowledge gaps
  • Review processes associated with CAADP and other regional agricultural development initiatives

ReSAKSS has been established by the sub-Saharan RECs COMESA, ECOWAS and SADC.

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  • Ibrahim Mayaki on increased agriculture investments of African states

  • Monique Calon on a stock taking of aid flows to African agriculture

  • Jeff Hill on how the next phase of CAADP will be different

  • Robson Mutandi on the implications of the Malabo declaration

  • Nachilala Nkombo on aid support for agricultural dev and trade in Africa

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